Thursday, May 10, 2007

My List of Books...

My sister asked me to list out my favorite books - at least 10.
I wondered whether I actually had 10 books that I really liked and started to make the list.It turned out to be more!!
I don't read the "heavy stuff" like philosophy, Salman Rushdie, Arundathi Nag, Jhumpa Lahiri etc etc..
Now, please don't get me wrong, but I really can't read such stuff - they are all brilliant writers and story tellers.
I prefer action, adventure, a touch of romance maybe and a happy ending... :-)
So, when I started out to make my list:

1. Harry Potter series
2. Oliver Twist
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. Heidi
5. One night at a Call Center
6. The Client
7. The Godfather
8. The Alchemist
9. Erich Segal's Books
10. Agatha Christie Series
11. If Tomorrow Comes

Oh and I Love reading Enid Blyton! (Stop that laughing!! I love the way she writes for kids and how her stories are filled kids with a very strong sense of what's right and wrong!)
I have also read thru the series of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Three Investigators as a Pre-Teen and also enjoyed Robert Ludlum, Robin Cook in high school.
I still enjoy Sherlock Holmes!
I really haven't tried too many new authors lately, so if you know of any good books, please do drop in the names!


claytonia vices said...

Enid Blyton vastly expanded my knowledge of foods that I have never eaten or seen but sounded yummy anyway! :-)

Pixie said...

Vicky: LOL!! That's true :)
But, our library in school did have a huge collection of her books right?

Sundancer said...

LOL Clay - me too! I remember this one candy which would become bigger and bigger in the mouth and then it just pops and disappears..i dreamt about that magic candy for many nights!

pixie, I can see we don't share a whole lot of favorites when it comes to books but I'm wth you on the Harry Potter one :)

Pixie said...

Sundancer: That's called as Pop Biscuits and they are made by a pixie called Silky who lives on the Faraway Tree!! (How lame am I?? I remember those books so clearly!!!)
Another secret - I own a copy of the book!!! LOL

Just a grail said...

I LOVE to read, so I am making a huge list to send you!

Pixie said...

Grail: You are a sweetheart! Thank you so much :)

Smi said...

Erich Segal fan eh?Same pinch!:))
I must have read "Love Story" like a gazillion times now!!
I recco "The God of small things" by Arundhati Roy. Amazing read!

Pixie said...

Smi: Same here! Also, thanks for the suggestion, will try to read it this weekend, I think my sister has a copy of "The God of small things"...

rayshma said...

heyy pixie.. coming by for d 1st time... and am blog-rolling u! :)

also, try reading "girl alone" by rupa gulab. i think u'll like it. also, one of my all-time faves beyond indigo by preethi nair. kind of chick-lit, but nicely written :)

Pixie said...

rayshma: Thank you for stopping by and for the blog-roll! :)
(I still need to figure out how to do that - I am kind of dumb in such matters!)

rayshma said...

heyy... chill. i've only recently figured out! :))
if u wanna add links on ur blog... go to mine... click on the "bloglinx" there... shud be an easy guide! :)

also, recco'ed read:
a. vernon GOD little
b. curious incident of the dog in the nighttime.
very different writing styles. and amazing books!

Anonymous said...

check out rex stout.

- s.b.

Poppins said...

Hey, you're my new best friend, because I like all those books too ! I have re-re-re-re-read Harry Potter a zillion times. Care to swap a few theories on whether Snape is really a traitor and if Dumbledore is really dead? :-)